XP is destined for obscurity – Time to give it up!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Sales, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

So long XP… I’d like to say it has been nice knowing you. Here’s a little info about how the death of Microsoft’s XP Operating System may affect you and what is to come!   If you would like to discuss a migration to Windows 8 for your Greenville / Upstate business, whether it is for one computer or one …

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Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Sales, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP. This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft. Support of Microsoft Office 2003 will also be ending on the same date. Security Risk Without critical Windows XP …

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Microsoft Windows 8 Release Dates and Pricing

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, Partners, Sales, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Windows 8 is coming! Microsoft has set the date for the RTM (Release To Manufufacturing) for August 2012 and the general release will be the end of October 2012. As if that is not exciting enough, hot on the tail of Microsoft Windows 8 will be Microsoft Office 15, and Server 2012, standby for more information on that. It is …

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The US Postal Service did not email you about a returned or refused package. Don’t open that attachment!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

In the last 24hrs, I have spoken with or assisted at least 3 people who have become infected due to opening a malicious email. One of them was my wifey, Pamela, who received an email from the US Postal Service stating that her package had been refused and to open the attached file for details. Due to her old Microsoft …

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November 2011 Microsoft Patch Tuesday includes server update goodness…

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

It’s that time of the month again…  Update time that is for Microsoft machines. Microsoft has not left servers out of the mix at all, so you system admin types will be able to justify reboots for sure. These patches cover everything from code execution to elevation of privileges and even Denial of Service on just about every version of …

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Windows XP End of Support Countdown Gadget Available from Microsoft Download Center

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Sales, Windows Leave a Comment

The end is near!!!! The End of Support (EOS) for Microsoft Windows XP, that is… Microsoft wants you to be aware of this, so they have a gadget you can download and install on your Windows 7 or even Windows Vista machine. (Sorry, if you are running XP, that’s not one of the supported systems for this Countdown Timer. Get …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2011 #patches

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, June 09, 2011   Microsoft Patch Tuesday will soon be upon us again, and Microsoft has not let us down!  A little something for everyone…. The following is directly from their Advanced Notification for June 2011, released today:   ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2011 Issued: June 9, 2011 ********************************************************************   This …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Patches Coming along with Mozilla Firefox Update for Windows, Mac & Linux

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, March 3, 2011 Microsoft issued the Advance Notification for March 2011 and today… The full version of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2011 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-mar.mspx. The advanced notification will be replaced with the March bulletin summary on March 8, 2011. On the Critical list are updates for remote code execution …

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Secure IT Alert: Potential Microsoft Windows SMB vulnerability discovered

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 17, 2011 I’m posting this verbatim from the WatchGuard security blog… — Yesterday, a gray hat going by the alias Cupidon-3005 posted details about a zero day Windows SMB vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to gain control of fully patched Windows Server 2003 and XP computers. Microsoft is currently investigating this surprise …

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Using Internet Explorer? Free Trend Micro tool to prevent browser exploits!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

Our friends at Trend Micro Labs are watching out for you, even if you opt to not purchase their incredible anti-virus software! If you are using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 you could fall victim to what is known as  “zero day exploit”, which is simply a hole that is found by the bad guys and a means for …

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